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Centrepointe-Craig Henry

Centrepointe-Craig Henry Fast Facts

  • Population: 36,388
  • Size: 15.04 sq. km
  • Avg. household income: $107,800
  • Number of homes: 14,240
  • Distance from Parliament Hill: 13 km southwest
  • Who’s building: No major projects

Boundaries

Hwy. 417 to the north, Hunt Club Road to the south, Hwy. 416 to the west and Woodroffe Avenue to the east.

Illustration: Dwight MacPherson / Source: Google Maps, StatCan

History

The area’s earliest settlers included William Leslie, who arrived from Ireland in 1819 and farmed land now bordered by Greenbank and Baseline roads. His descendants bought land west of the original farm, and some of these properties remained in the Leslie family until the early 1960s. Leslie Park, Briargreen, Arlington Woods, Bruce Farm, Ridgeview and many other neighbourhoods in this area were developed in the 1960s and early 1970s. Minto Corporation began developing Centrepointe in 1985 after buying much of the land from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Claim to fame

The Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe includes a 954-seat main stage and a smaller 199-seat studio theatre. It stages a range of live theatre, music, dance, family and other performances.

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Centrepointe neighbourhoods

Balancing an urban and suburban feel, this community offers a mix of residential neighbourhoods that include:

  • Centrepointe
  • Briargreen
  • Leslie Park
  • Bruce Farm
  • Craig Henry
  • Manordale
  • Arlington Woods
  • Qualicum
  • Graham Park
  • Redwood
  • Iris
  • Ridgeview
  • Parkway Park
  • Kenson Park

Who’s building where

No major projects


In the area

Much of the housing stock was built between 1960 and 1990. Single-family homes — including some large new builds — predominate, but you’ll also find townhouses and a few apartments. The area is next door to College Square, Algonquin College, the Nepean Sportsplex and Pinhey Forest. Other attractions include:

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  • Bruce Pit
  • Recreational pathways
  • Ottawa Pinball Arcade
  • Funhaven
  • Golf O Max

Schools

Centrepointe has English public and Catholic elementary and high schools. It also has a French Catholic elementary school; other French public and Catholic schools are more distant.

In addition, the neighbourhood is home to Académie de la Capitale (AcadeCap International School), a private school that offers International Baccalaureate and other classes, in French and English, for students in JK to Grade 12 (as well as a day care). You’ll also find Bishop Hamilton Montessori School for children aged three months to 14 years.

Businesses

Algonquin College, the Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Ottawa Citizen are some of the major employers in or immediately adjacent to this neighbourhood. Other businesses include:

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  • Ikea
  • Lee Valley Tools
  • Big Rig Kitchen & Brewery
  • Dumpling? Dumpling!
  • Baan Thai
  • Royal Oak Centrepointe
  • Indigo
  • terra20
  • Structube
  • Bridgehead
  • Michaels
  • Linen Chest
  • Milestones
  • Greek on Wheels
  • Brass Monkey
  • Metro

Amenities

They include:

  • Queensway Carleton Hospital
  • Easy access to Highways 416 and 417
  • Ottawa Public Library (Nepean Centrepointe branch)
  • Barbara Ann Scott Arena
  • Pinecrest Recreation Complex
  • Superdome at Ben Franklin Park

Services

Services in Centrepointe include medical offices, churches, salons, banks, gas stations, retirement homes and daycare centres.

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Transit options

The community is served by multiple public transit routes: octranspo.com. The neighbourhood will have three LRT stations rebuilt from former Transitway stations (Iris, Baseline and Queensview) when Stage 2 of the western extension of the Confederation Line is complete, as well as an additional one (Pinecrest) just north of the neighbourhood.

OC Transpo
Bike paths
Baseline Park & Ride
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